The Present Status of Precipitation Enhancement by Cloud Seeding
Atmospheric water in the form of precipitation, is one of the primary sources of fresh water in the world. However, a large amount of water present in clouds never gets transformed into...

New Admixtures for Cold Weather Concreting
Chemicals were tested for their ability to promote strength gain in portland cement concrete at low temperature. The admixtures depressed the freezing point of the mix water and accelerated...

High-Performance Concrete in All-Weather Deck Pours
A high-performance concrete mix enhanced with a combination of microsilica, superplasticizer, and high dosages of an corrosion-inhibiting, accelerating admixture (calcium nitrite); proved...

Impact of Cold Weather on Building Construction Scheduling
Weather impact on a building construction schedule is often significant in cold regions. Most deterministic scheduling methods are unable to directly account for the effects of weather...

Environment One: A Master Plan Study for a New Scientific Research Station at the Geographic South Pole
The existing research station at the geographic South Pole is approaching the end of its useful life. This master plan study focuses on determining the technical and functional requirements...

Cold Climate Building Research at Wasa Base, Antarctica
During the Antarctic summer season of 1988-89 a permanent Swedish research station was erected at Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. The station, named Wasa, is situated on a nunatak. A corresponding...

Recommended Cold Regions Meteorological Instrumentation
For nearly 30 years, CRREL has studied environmental conditions in winter weather. These efforts have concentrated on providing field-measured meteorological data and historical climatological...

Utilization of Weather Radar for Hydrologic Forecasting
New technologies to collect, analyze, store, retrieve and display hydrologic data offer significant improvements to conventional methodologies used for predicting hydrologic events. Computer...

Using Climate Model Output to Assess the Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources
The use of general circulation models (GCMs) to provide climate data for regional assessments of the impacts of changing climate on water resources stretches the limits of what the models...

Plate Load and Pressuremeter Testing in Saprolite
On the island of Oahu, Hawaii, an exploratory tunnel for the Interstate Route H-3 highway was completed in December 1989. The purpose of the exploratory tunnel was two-fold; first to locate...

The Weathering of Spilled Crude Oil in Coastal Water Environment
A research project was conducted at the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) in order to study the long-term behaviour of spilled crude oil in the brackish water under cold and icy...

A Flow Forecasting System for Hydro Power
The flow forecasting system comprises a network of meteorological stations, a weather forecasting model, and a watershed hydrologic model, implemented in a microcomputer. The meteorological...

Erosion Potential of Pacific Basin Precipitation
Average annual erosivity (EI) values were developed using 20 years of hourly precipitation data from weather stations located on each of 10 Pacific Basin islands. Average annual erosivity...

Soil-Rock Transition Zone: Uncertainties for Design and Construction
This paper addresses the problem of establishing definitions of the soil-rock boundary with regard to different engineering applications in the Piedmont geologic provinces. Three engineering...

Site Specific Hydrological Model for Permaculture Application
This paper presents results of a study conducted on a small pond and watershed in Waterbury, Connecticut. The Soil Conservation Service method presented in Technical Release #55 (TR 55),...

SLURP: A Watershed Model for Satellite Data
A study is being conducted to determine the utility of satellite data for hydrologic modelling in different physiographic and climatic zones of Canada. As part of that study, a simple...

Using Neutron Probes to Aid Irrigation Scheduling
Neutron soil moisture measurements are used to supplement irrigation forecasts on the 60,000 acre sprinkler-irrigated Navajo Indian Irrigation Project (NIIP). Weekly irrigation forecasts...

Practical Approaches Used in Neutron Meter Moisture Monitoring
This paper describes a practical, appropriate methodology for utilizing neutron meter soil moisture measurements to provide irrigation management information to farmers. A neutron meter...

Near Real Time Irrigation Scheduling Using Heat Unit Based Crop Coefficients
An interactive computer program (SCHEDPEN) which utilizes growing-degree-day based crop coefficients for irrigation scheduling was developed and tested on cotton during 1988 and 1989 at...

A Multi-Level Contour Method for Tracking and Forecasting Rain Fields of Severe Storms by Weather Radars
A new automated method is developed in order to track and predict in short-term (15 min-1 hr lead times) the evolution of rain fields in time and space, as observed by weather radars....

 

 

 

 

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